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The Early Solo Collection

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The Early Solo Collection
The Early Solo Collection


Before forming The Limeliters in July 1959, Glenn Yarbrough - "the tenor with the golden voice" - had pursued an impressive solo career, which stretched back to the early 50s - this compilation features his unfeasibly rare 78rpm debut single, 'Follow The Drinking Gourd' (1951), appearing here for the first time in the digital format, alongside his three pre-Limeliters albums.

"Come And Sit By My Side" (also known as "Here We Go Baby!") appeared in 1957 on Tradition, the specialist Folk label founded and financed by Guggenheim heiress Diane Hamilton. "Songs By Glenn Yarbrough" (also 1957) appeared on Jac Holzman's Elektra label. "Glenn Yarbrough & Marilyn Child Sing Folk Songs", an LP shared with fellow-folkie Marilyn Child, appeared on Elektra in 1958.

This is the first time that this body of work has been compiled, and the informative original liner notes to all three LPs are included in the booklet.


  1. Name
  2. Follow The Drinking Gourd
  3. Waltzing Matilda
  4. Red River Valley
  5. All Round My Hat
  6. My Mule Sal
  7. Poor Boy
  8. Come Again
  9. Capitol Ship
  10. Dark As A Dungeon
  11. The Tailor And The Mouse
  12. Banks Of The Ohio
  13. John Hardy
  14. Suspiros Del Chanchamayo
  15. Old Maids Song
  16. Lonesome Valley
  17. Rich Gal, Poor Gal
  18. Spanish Is A Loving Tongue
  19. Hey, Jim Along
  20. Johnny I Hardly Knew You
  21. All My Sorrows
  22. Hard Ain't It Hard
  23. All Through The Night
  24. Here We Go, Baby
  25. Turtle Dove
  26. Goodbye My Lover
  27. One More River
  28. Sailor's Grave
  29. Wasn't That A Mighty Day
  30. House Of The Rising Sun
  31. This Land Is Your Land
  32. We Come For To Sing
  33. Wee Cooper O'fife
  34. Lilli-I-O
  35. Bound For The Promised Land
  36. Weel Man The Keel Row
  37. Wayfaring Stranger
  38. Nickety Nack
  39. Three Jolly Sailor Boys
  40. Gently Johnny, My Jingalo
  41. Mary Had A Baby
  42. New York Girls
  43. Red River Valley
  44. An Irish Fragment
  45. Buffalo Boy
  46. Who Killed Cock Robin
  47. Now, Let Me Fly
  48. Everywhere I Look This Morning
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